It’s What I Do: A Photographer’s Life of Love and War

The University of Wisconsin-Madison has selected Pulitzer Prize winning photojournalist Lynsey Addario as one of three recipients of its honorary degrees to be presented at the UW’s May 13commencement ceremony at the Kohl Center. (Biochemist William J. Rutter and former Wisconsin Governor Tommy Thompson will also receive honorary degrees.)


Lynsey Addario will discuss her life and work in a public presentation entitled “It’s What I Do,” held at the UW Chazen Museum’s auditorium on Saturday, May 14 from 2:00 – 3:00pm


This event will be followed by a book-signing at the same location (books will be available for purchase at the Chazen Museum store).

On Saturday, May 14th, from 10:00 – 11:00am, Addario will also be attending the Department of French and Italian’s pre-Commencement reception for graduating majors, certificate students, and their families. This event will be held at the Hotel Red, 1501 Monroe Street, in Madison.


For more information about Addario’s public presentation, follow the link (below):


Addario, who received her bachelor’s degree in Italian and International Studies from UW–Madison in 1995, was nominated by the Department of French and Italian. She is an acclaimed photojournalist (working for the New York Times, National Geographic, Time, and other news outlets) whose work documenting global conflicts and human suffering has often come at great personal risk. The recipient of a Pulitzer Prize and a MacArthur Fellowship, she was named one of the five most influential photographers in the last 25 years by American Photo Magazine. Her best-selling memoir, It’s What I Do: A Photographer’s Life of Love and War, has been optioned by Warner Bros. to be adapted into a feature film directed by Steven Spielberg.